This is utterly the best comic book I have ever read. If you have not read these books please please read them. You can find them HERE.
For the past decade or so, this book has been trying to get made by numerous companies and people. First off it was set up by Kevin Smith at view Askew studios with a $25 million dollar budget, but fell through then it got transferred to be an HBO series starring James Marsden as the lead Jesse Custer. It got as far as make-up tests for a character called Arse-Face which if you sear well enough you will be able to find the AWESOME tests online.
Then Sam Mendes of American Beauty and Road to Perdition fame wanted to make this adaptation work. Sadly it did not work out.
Add a few more companies and producers and directors over the next few years trying to get this project off the ground all to have it a NO-GO.
So producer Neil Moritz is still trying to get this made as writer John august has writing the screenplay which will be a series of films. What we know now is that at least the first film for now will be an “R” rating and that is faithful to the comic and also being written for a more broader audience in ways to make money and a bigger crowd into it. In addition to that August and Moritz have been looking for the right director. Joe Carnahan, who recently made The A-Team has expressed interest in wanting to make this. Robert Rodriguez and Mark Steven Johnson have also expressed interest in this film.
Personally I want Quentin Tarantino to helm this project or maybe Zack Snyder.
Who would you want to see cast and helm this project. Please comment and let me know.